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3 Reasons Why Your E-Learning Company Should Invest in Translation Services

April 16th, 2020

As millions of Americans find themselves stuck at home, many companies are finding creative ways to make life a little more bearable. In particular, e-learning companies are offering a variety of courses for free or at a discounted rate.

From Photoshop to Python, consumers can use the extra time they’ve been given to learn a new skill or refine some old ones.

As 77 percent of U.S. companies use online learning, it has become an essential tool, but offering courses in only one language can severely limit the amount of people you can reach.

CommGap provides translation services for e-learning courses, making them available to a much larger demographic. Here are a few reasons why your e-learning company should invest in translation services today.

  1. Americans speak hundreds of languages

In 2015, the Census Bureau reported that at least 350 languages are spoken at home in the U.S. Yet many educational resources online only provide courses in one or two languages. In order to reach a larger market, investing in translation services is vital.

  1. English and Spanish aren’t the only common household languages

Obviously, English and Spanish are the most common languages spoken in U.S. households. But this map shows over a dozen other languages that are just as common in some states.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans speak a language other than English or Spanish in the home. If your company is only providing resources in a few languages, you could be missing out on a huge group of people who are eager to receive education online.

  1. English language learners are growing

According to the National Education Association, a whopping 25 percent of students could be English Language Learners (ELL’s) by 2025. As the ELL population continues to boom, more online learners will be looking for resources in their native language.

Whether your courses are designed for corporations or the masses, investing in translation services just makes sense.

To learn more about CommGap’s Translation Services, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s work together to close the communication gap today.

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